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by Sydenham
25 Feb 2017 10:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Budgens
Replies: 68
Views: 34767

Re: Budgens

What about Wilkinson ("Wilko") - there is one in Penge which almost reflects the old Woolworths style. Useful stuff and not necessarily a bargain basement range. Would provide a useful different option to the Poundland style stores already on the High Street (which I use quite often I should add - n...
by Sydenham
21 Feb 2017 13:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Filming on Longton Avenue
Replies: 2
Views: 2159

Re: Filming on Longton Avenue

Liar - that's what was being filmed

http://www.itv.com/presscentre/press-re ... n-gruffudd
by Sydenham
21 Dec 2016 14:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 521602

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

That's great news! Why does the Sydenham Society get privileged and confidential information? Its often the way that organisations / societies that represent others get this kind of access to information. That's the system. Its partly because they engage with others in dialogue; demonstrate some un...
by Sydenham
7 Dec 2016 16:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Jim Dowd speaks on Southern in Parliament
Replies: 7
Views: 3823

Re: Jim Dowd speaks on Southern in Parliament

So good - that letter shows Chris G hasn't made his mind up yet then - still possible that he might be persuaded.
by Sydenham
18 Nov 2016 11:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Time Out Love London Awards
Replies: 7
Views: 3976

Re: Time Out Love London Awards

There are some very spiteful people about. Last night the La Petite Bouchee van was vandalised again. Windows that had just been replaced 12 hours earlier were again smashed. Nothing was stolen - this does not look like mindless vandalism. I don't believe forum members can do anything specific about...
by Sydenham
17 Nov 2016 16:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Time Out Love London Awards
Replies: 7
Views: 3976

Re: Time Out Love London Awards

More from News Shopper about the vandalism so soon after winning the award
http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/14911 ... ing_award/
by Sydenham
17 Nov 2016 09:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Time Out Love London Awards
Replies: 7
Views: 3976

Re: Time Out Love London Awards

Five minutes after posting - I have just heard the La Petite Bouchee van was vandalised last night in Wells Park - windows smashed and mirrors wrenched off.

Not good - very disappointed.
by Sydenham
17 Nov 2016 09:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Time Out Love London Awards
Replies: 7
Views: 3976

Re: Time Out Love London Awards

Agreed - good to see the broad range of nominations in Sydenham - variety - something for most.

http://www.timeout.com/london/lovelondo ... estaurants
by Sydenham
22 Sep 2016 17:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parking problems
Replies: 165
Views: 54228

Re: Parking problems

The Council has a duty/pledge to prioritise the parking needs of residents over that of businesses, visitors and lastly commuters and at the moment that certainly isn't the case. @harrym - interesting - have you a link or reference to this pledge? I never realised Lewisham Council had been this spe...
by Sydenham
27 Aug 2016 11:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Speed Camera Westwood Hill - Which speed???
Replies: 65
Views: 26579

Re: Speed Camera Westwood Hill - Which speed???

I do sympathise with you Lois. And you have demonstrated you have a proper professional eye on this - you speak from experience. Unfortunately there's currently little room for common sense and flexibility in local and central government - rules is rules and no room for exceptions.... Also truly loc...
by Sydenham
5 Aug 2016 13:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Hill Community Hall
Replies: 8
Views: 5922

Re: Sydenham Hill Community Hall

That's a good result - glad to hear about it.
by Sydenham
4 Aug 2016 08:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: No trains on the Sydenham Line again today
Replies: 3
Views: 2050

Re: No trains on the Sydenham Line again today

Here's the detail

http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_d ... today.aspx

A safety inspection of the track near Forest Hill is disrupting trains between London Bridge and East Croydon. The following alterations apply:

Says expect delays till 18:00
by Sydenham
28 Jul 2016 13:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bonfires in back gardens.
Replies: 23
Views: 10759

Re: Bonfires in back gardens.

What about a private nuisance claim against your neighbour? Not a criminal action but a civil one you take on yourself. So don't look for the State to help you.....

http://www.inbrief.co.uk/land-law/private-nuisance/
by Sydenham
1 Jun 2016 09:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Kirkdale High Street Update!
Replies: 52
Views: 35055

Re: Kirkdale High Street Update!

Thanks all for describing where this new bike shop is
by Sydenham
31 May 2016 18:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Kirkdale High Street Update!
Replies: 52
Views: 35055

Re: Kirkdale High Street Update!

Where exactly is the former 'le shakes'? is it Cobbs Corner end or up towards Dartmouth Road? Interested in a local bike shop and tune-up centre in the area - it will attract my custom. (and as I type I'm thinking what a lazy thing to ask - I could just cycle the length of Kirkdale and see where it ...
by Sydenham
5 May 2016 06:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Co-operative Food store to rebrand as a Budgens store
Replies: 74
Views: 41561

Re: Co-operative Food store to rebrand as a Budgens store

@Lee - thanks for the update - things can change rapidly in corporate world.
by Sydenham
4 May 2016 17:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Co-operative Food store to rebrand as a Budgens store
Replies: 74
Views: 41561

Re: Co-operative Food store to rebrand as a Budgens store

Budgens is a franchise operation - managed by Musgraves of Eire - based in Cork. They also 'manage' Londis in UK. Or they did when I did some work for Musgrave a few years ago. So quality of the store is based on quality of the franchise holder. It was the case that Budgens stores were actively enco...
by Sydenham
20 Mar 2016 10:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hideous racket in Lawrie park area
Replies: 34
Views: 11460

Re: Hideous racket in Lawrie park area

Nigel - is another suggestion, especially if it is a neighbour, that you ask to be included and invited. Then you can join in the celebrations of your neighbours - we are one community. Turn the event into a positive. Before too much laughter I am saying this totally 'tongue in cheek' and perhaps no...
by Sydenham
15 Mar 2016 14:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cars vandalised in Peak Hill
Replies: 23
Views: 7462

Re: Cars vandalised in Peak Hill

I'm planning to go to the TNG evening - and will make the point that they would benefit from widening their 'comms' so locals know what they are up to.

Maybe they will post a summary themselves - or if not I'll do a potted one myself (no promises).
by Sydenham
15 Mar 2016 13:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cars vandalised in Peak Hill
Replies: 23
Views: 7462

Re: Cars vandalised in Peak Hill

There's an open evening at TNG on Thursday between 19:00 and 21:00 - all welcome. Open for anyone to come in and see what they are doing and ask questions. Specifically focused on helping anyone with complaints or concerns about activities in and around the TNG. Its in response to such complaints. A...